Vista Antivirus Plus 2013 - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Vista Antivirus Plus 2013 is a fake antivirus program that belongs to FakeRean family of rogue antiviruses. The program enters random computer systems over Trojan viruses without users’ consent. It is interesting that this badware attacks exclusively those systems that run Windows Vista. However, if you are using other versions of Windows, it doesn’t mean that you are safe. The creators of Vista Antivirus Plus 2013 have also created other version of this badware – Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 and XP Antivirus Plus 2013.

Once the application gets inside, it runs its fake scanner. This happens every time you restart your computer. Vista Antivirus Plus 2013 warns that your computer is at risk. It generates a list of infections that are supposedly harming your machine and asks to remove them with a full version of Vista Antivirus Plus 2013. In fact it only seeks to get your money.

In addition to a fake scanner you will also see various security notifications and pop up ads which will make the situation of your system look even worse. Here is one of the messages that you may get:

Action Center
Review recent messages and resolve problems
Action Center has detected one or more issues for you to review.
Virus protection (Important)
XP Antivirus Plus 2013 reports that it is turned off
Turn on now
Turn off message about virus protection

You are highly advised to remove Vista Antivirus Plus 2013 from your system as soon as you can. Anti-malware programs proven better results at removing rogue like this one. To install them, press start->run and enter anti-malware program URL like . Press continue unprotected and the download will start even if you can’t navigate anywhere. Rename the executable to .com, or you will not be able to launch it as well. Once you launch spyhunter, the malware process will close and you will be able to fully scan your system or delete its files manually.
Here a deletion video guide how to remove another rogue program form the same family as Vista Antivirus Plus 2013:

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Vista Antivirus Plus 2013, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using StopZilla or other tools found on


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December 6, 2012 11:36, December 6, 2012 12:09

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